I’ve just got hold of a new gadget – the Zoom H1 portable recorder. This handy piece of kit replaces my old mp3 recorder with some much improved mics and electronics, giving a much higher quality recording.
Although this is intended for recording interviews at shows and events, it also means that I can actually record a podcast with decent quality audio with being tied to my laptop.
Which brings me to a question. Meeples & Miniatures has generally evolved into an in-depth review and interview show. I have been very concious to try and keep the running time down to under 2 hours, which tends to mean that there is no longer a lot of time given to any editorial comment or general ‘chat’.
I’ve previously tried to counter this with the ‘Incoming’ shows, and whilst I limited these to simply cover new minis releases, I’m thinking that it would be better if I had a more ‘general’ show to cover any news that has caught my eye.
I’m thinking to produce these either:
- Every weekday, lasting 10-15 minutes
- Twice a week (Monday & Thursday?) lasting 20-25 minutes
However, before I embark on anything new, I’m wondering if there is an appetite for this amongst current podcast listeners.
As an alternative, I could look to make the existing podcast a more regular twice-monthly show. If the show was twice monthly, one would remain in the current format, and the other would be much more of an ‘editorial’ style show, and would be aimed at lasting about 60 minutes.
Let me know what you think…